But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
Our worship services are just one way the people of Zion are able to grow in God's Word. Bible study is also extremely important, and we have a variety of classes to hopefully meet everyone's schedules and needs. Below you will find a brief description of the Bible classes that we offer to delve into the Word of God with you. Please note that you may be able to click on the title of the class for additional information. We hope that you will find a class that works for you.
Our Sunday morning adult Bible class usually takes place from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. on Sundays during the school year and is led by Pastor Schwertfeger. Usually we meet in the fellowship hall downstairs; all are welcome, and refreshments are provided. This year due to the additional services on Sundays because of the coronavirus we are not able to meet for Bible class on Sunday morning. This fall we are meeting in the church sanctuary on Wednesdays from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. This Bible class is designed for anyone high school age or older. It is appropriate for those who are new to Christianity and those who are mature in the faith. The subject matter of this class varies and includes study of various books of the Bible as well as discussion of issues in Christianity. Bring your Bibles and your questions; class participation is encouraged! Thursday Morning Bible Class (click for more info)
Our Thursday Morning Bible Class is led by Pastor Scott. This year we are meeting in the church sanctuary from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. during the school year. All are welcome to join and look into God's Word together. We hope you will join us as we build up one another in the faith. Bible Information Classes(click for more info)
Bible Information Class is designed for people (members of Zion and non-members) who wish to learn more about basic Bible truths. These in-depth multi-week classes answer many common questions about Christianity. Upon completion of this class participants have the option to become members of Zion and join us for Holy Communion. Even if you are already a member, this class serves as a great refresher course of what you learned in confirmation class years ago. Contact Pastor Schwertfeger, Pastor Scott, or the church office if you are interested in taking a Bible Information Class. Sessions are based on interest/need and we work to accomodate participants' schedules. Growth Groups (click for more info)
We invite you to try our Small Group Bible Studies, or "Growth Groups." This avenue of Bible study is designed to help people know one another and grow in faith and knowledge of the Word. It is a smaller gathering of people, usually in a member's home, that offers opportunities to grow in relationships with both our Lord and each other. In general we run three sessions a year with a month off in between for promotion and filling groups. Each session lasts around 2-3 months meeting every other week. However, the schedules may vary due to the church year. Sign up for the next session of Growth Groups in the gathering area at church, or contact the church office for more information. Personal Devotions (click for more info)
In addition to offering a variety of group Bible classes, we try to encourage people to be in the Word on their own or with their individual families. Click on the title above to be linked to daily devotions you can read on your own as well as suggested Bible readings for the day. You can also always contact our pastors for additional suggestions for personal or family devotions.